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Florida Children's Forum:
As the voice for a diverse base of customers, constituents, and stakeholders, the Florida Children's Forum promotes quality child care, early education, and work/family solutions throughout the state. Headquartered in Tallahassee, the Forum serves as the hub for the Child Care Resource and Referral Network; a network of 25 child care resource and referral agencies across the state. CCR&R maintains the only statewide comprehensive database on the availability, quality, and affordability of child care and early education in Florida.

The Forum also serves as a statewide network of child care professionals, business and political leaders, government entities, families and individuals who share a common vision to make Florida a quality child caring state. As part of this mission, the Forum conducts research, training and advocacy on behalf of children, families, child care providers and employers.

To learn more about the Florida Children's Forum go to: www.fcforum.org.
 
 
Agency for Workforce Innovation:
The mission of the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) is to advance Florida's economic prosperity by providing innovative, timely, and accurate business support services to Florida's workforce system in meeting employer and employee needs. Created during the 2000 legislative session, the agency is responsible for implementing policy dealing with workforce development programs, welfare transition, unemployment compensation and labor market information. The agency serves as the administrative entity and provides support for the Florida Partnership for School Readiness.

To learn more about the Agency for Workforce Innovation go to: www.floridajobs.org .
 
 
Florida Partnership for School Readiness:
In 1999, a bill was passed that created the Florida Partnership for School Readiness (FPSR) and called for the creation of local school readiness coalitions with the overall goal being to improve the readiness of children when they enter school. With specific membership designated by the statute, 57 school readiness coalitions were formed throughout the state covering all 67 counties. In 2001, the Florida Partnership for School Readiness was transferred from the Executive Office of the Governor to the Agency for Workforce Innovation for administrative purposes. Further, the funds for the Pre-kindergarten Early Intervention Program, Subsidized Child Care Program, Even Start, First Start, Migrant Pre-K as well as others are now managed by the FPSR and distributed to the local coalitions.

To learn more about the Florida Partnership for School Readiness go to: www.schoolreadiness.org.
 
 
Florida Partnership for School Readiness Quality Initiative (FPSR-QI):
The Florida Partnership for School Readiness Quality Initiative (FPSR-QI) is a model training and technical assistance system designed to support the continuous improvement of school readiness coalitions and programs as they work to provide high quality and effective services to children and families. The FPSR-QI provides statewide, regional and local assistance to coalitions and service providers based on an in-depth needs assessment, strategic goals and objectives, emerging priorities in school readiness and local requests. The FPSR-QI reflects a statewide commitment to quality improvement, local capacity-building and on-going evaluation systems and services. The Florida Partnership for School Readiness has a contract with the Florida Children's Forum to operate the FPSR-QI. For more information on upcoming training and technical assistance opportunities call 1-866-FPSR-QI (1-866-437-7774)

To learn more about the Florida Partnership for School Readiness Quality Initiative (FPSR-QI) go to: www.fpsr-qi.com.
 
 
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